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Benefits of Cultural & Prescribed Burning Deep Dive
February 2, 2022
Sonoma State University
Tony Marks-Block (CSU East Bay), Peter Nelson (Coast Miwok and tribal citizen of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, and UC Berkeley), Brian Peterson (Fire Ecologist), Erica Tom (Sonoma State University)
Online, Register Here: https://cei.sonoma.edu/beneficial-burning
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Fire is a source of rejuvenation and renewal, and many plant communities need fire to be sustained. Native Americans used fire in diverse ways to tend the land before the arrival of Europeans, and continue to use fire today amid the challenges of colonization. Decades of fire suppression and increased wildfires in what is now called the United States have resulted in loss of property and life and generated fear around the idea of living with fire. Join SSU to learn more about the benefits of cultural and prescribed burning and how they can be effective tools in protecting our community from wildfire and providing habitat and healthy ecosystems for plants, animals, and people to enjoy.